Sandra K. Antoniak, MD MFS CCHP-P is a triple diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, licensed to practice psychiatry in New York, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Iowa. After working as a Criminalist for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, she earned her Master of Forensic Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2003. She then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and then completed residencies in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate. She is also a Certified Correctional Health Provider – Physician through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
Dr. Antoniak maintains an active presence in local, national, and international professional organizations, and is a peer-reviewed author, with various forensic-related psychiatric articles. Dr. Antoniak has provided psychiatric care in wide variety of settings, including juvenile and adult correctional facilities, community clinics for underserved populations, and schools. She is a forensic consultant to various governmental and community agencies and has been called as an expert witness in several high-profile criminal cases.
Dr. Antoniak’s areas of practice and clinical interest include insanity evaluations for adults and adolescents, suicide during incarceration, psychological autopsy, developmentally informed forensic assessment of traumatized youth, forensic evaluation of intellectually disabled individuals, and forensic evaluation of individuals impacted by neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism. She is teaching faculty at SUNY Upstate and the New York State Forensic Psychology Program and lectures on a wide range of topics, including child abuse, expert testimony, correctional health care, substance use in correctional settings, risk assessment for children and adolescents, and gun violence.